Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

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Join us August 23-26!
Investigate and experience the ways that movement, sound, image and performance can inform human culture. Create an embodied dialogue at the intersection of modalities – voice, improvisation, site-specific performance, physical theater, and more.

This festival-style event includes multiple workshops each day led by teaching artists from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC).
 

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We're strengthening our commitment to social equity

Earthdance is working to strengthen our commitment to social equity, with racial justice at the core. As we move toward more wholly supporting those in our community who are People of the Global Majority, and historically marginalized communities, we need support to complete and sustain these positive changes. 

Learn more about these initiatives and ways to contribute >>

Join us August 26!

Featuring Conrado Falbo, one of the Moving Arts Lab teachers!

Four times a year, experienced CI teachers rotate in to lead a workshop to those both new to and experienced in the form. All dance levels & styles welcome.

3:30- 6pm Workshop | Open space for jamming after 6pm

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A weekend workshop with Eiko Otake

August 31- September 2, 2018

Move to experience the body as landscape and landscape as body. Exploring how distance is malleable and how time is uneven, we strive to transcend everyday notions of our body and places. Move to rest, sleep, and dream. Move to pass time, bloom, and linger. Move to taste and share. Move to forget and remember.... 

Open to all levels of training & ability.

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Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship now open!

The Falling Leaves Jam Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship is open to anyone who self-identifies as being part of an under-represented and/or marginalized group in CI and covers tuition, room, and board for the Falling Leaves Jam. Application due September 5.

Apply for the Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship here>>

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

August 23, 2018 - 5:00pm to August 26, 2018 - 3:00pm
  Come investigate and experience the ways that movement, sound, image, and performance can inform human culture. With multiple workshops each day, teaching artists from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) and participants from around the world create an embodied dialogue...
August 31, 2018 - 5:00pm to September 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
In this weekend workshop, we will Move to experience the body as landscape and landscape as body. Exploring how distance is malleable and how time is uneven, we strive to transcend everyday notions of our body and places. Move to rest, sleep, and dream. Move to pass time, bloom, and linger. Move...
October 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to October 28, 2018 - 3:00pm
Proceeds support Earthdance’s racial justice initiatives Join Political Movement teachers for a weekend of jams, discussions, and classes in Contact Improvisation, Body-Mind Centering®, Theatre of the Oppressed, Parcon, Witchcraft: A Corporeal Practice, and more!Deepen your capacity for renewal and...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

August 26, 2018 -
3:30pm to 6:00pm
Featuring Conrado Falbo, one of the Moving Arts Lab teachers! Learn & practice the form of Contact Improvisation (CI) from amazing teachers. Four times a year, experienced CI teachers rotate in to lead a workshop to those both new to and experienced in the form...
September 9, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Musician to be announced soon! Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $10 - $15(No one turned away for lack of funds) Post-Jam Overnight Special: $...
September 23, 2018 -
3:30pm to 6:00pm
Learn & practice the form of Contact Improvisation (CI) from amazing teachers. Four times a year, experienced CI teachers rotate in to lead a workshop to those both new to and experienced in the form. All dance levels & styles welcome. 3:30- 6pm Workshop | Open space for...